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Santiago Silva returns to football: at the age of 41, and after serving a sanction, he will play in Aldosivi

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After almost two years without being able to play, Santiago Silva“class =” com-link “data-reactroot =” “>Santiago Silva will make his return to Argentine soccer to become a new player of Aldosivi, where it will be directed by Martin Palermo.

The Uruguayan, who turned 41 last December, expressed in dialogue with TyC Sports his happiness regarding his return, reflecting on the period that he was away from the fields: “I am more current than ever physically and mentally much more strengthened, my age is a number. I really want to show what my resilience was in all this time that I had to wait ”.

The forward had been suspended by the AFA after giving positive doping for an unusual increase in testosterone on April 14, 2019, in a meeting between Gimnasia de La Plata and Newell’s.

Santiago Silva was suspended for positive doping in a match he played with Gimnasia de La Plata.FotoBAIRES

Even though Silva argued that the increase was due to fertility treatment that was being carried out and that a precautionary measure allowed him to continue playing in Argentinos Juniors Until the pandemic stopped the activity, on October 31, 2020 the National Disciplinary Anti-Doping Court ratified the sanction of two years without playing.

However, thanks to an appeal filed by the player, at the end of September last year Silva announced that he could return to training as of October 11, and that two months later he would be definitively qualified to return to the fields as long as he finds a club that hires him, which facilitated his imminent arrival at Tiburon.

Argentinos Juniors was the last club Silva played for before being suspended.Argentinos Juniors was the last club Silva played for before being suspended.

In this way, Silva will continue an extensive career in Argentine soccer, which began at Newell’s in 2005, and which led him through Gymnastics and Fencing (two stages), Velez Sarsfield, Banfield (two stages), Mouth, Lanús, Arsenal, Workshops and finally Argentines, to reach their ninth club in the country. He harvested local titles with Banfield, Vélez and Boca, with which he also won the 2011/12 Argentina Cup.